Jessica Velazquez is Managing Partner and CEO of Indiva Advisors, a CPA and financial services firm focused on assisting cannabis businesses and their owners navigate the unique accounting, tax, and financial industry challenges.
For over 15 years, Jessica has assisted business owners and c-suite executives achieve their goals by providing guidance on tax and general business matters. Jessica brings with her a wide array of experience, working with closely held businesses as well as publicly traded multinationals, across a variety of industries such as gaming, retail, and manufacturing.
Jessica hails from traditional business, having worked for public accounting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young, as well as Zappos.com. In 2013, Jessica started her own practice with an emphasis on income tax planning and strategic business consulting for closely held companies. After identifying a gap for qualified professionals in the cannabis industry, she sought advice from state and federal oversight boards and realized that her past experiences gave her the ability to understand the needs of both large and small, and decided to take the leap.
Jessica is Indiva Advisors’ main authority in 280E and general tax matters for individuals, partnerships, and corporations. She is responsible for representing clients in federal audit and collection cases and has a wealth of experience with state and local tax matters. She enjoys problem-solving and working with clients to achieve their tax and business goals.
Jessica holds a Master of Science in Taxation degree from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern Illinois University. She is a licensed Certifed Public Accountant in Illinois and Nevada and is actively involved in several professional organizations such as the American Institue of Certifed Public Accountants and the National Association of Tax Professionals.